Tattersall's Club Magazine, February 1944, Vol 16 No. 12
This issue records the service of a number of Club members and their family.
413216 Pilot Offr. Errol Henry Magnus DFC of No. 460 Sqn., RAAF is the son of member Nathan Magnus. Errol was awarded the DFC for "skill and fortitude in operations against the enemy". His award was gazetted on 21 January 1944 in London and six days later in Australia
Four members of the O'Riordan family have served in both the First and Second World Wars. All are related to Club member John O'Riordan :
John's brother Dr Sydney Michael O'Riordan MC served as a Captain and then Major with the Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) in the First World War. He was awarded his MC in 1918 for "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty" while serving as a Captain attached to the 13th Infantry Battalion in France. He again served as a Major with the AAMC in the Second World War between July 1941 and February 1942 attached to the 3rd Infantry Battalion. He died at Redfern in 1944.
Another brother of John, 403397 Flying Offr. Clifford Timothy O'Riordan of No 460 Sqn., RAAF was killed in a flying battle over Germany on 30 July 1943. He is commemorated in the Becklingen War Cemetery, Luneburg, Germany and his name can be found on panel 108 of the Roll of Honour at the Australia War Memorial (AWM), Canberra. His name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on 12 May 2020 at 2:41am and on 3 August 2020 at 2:55am. He was a Club member.
One of John's sons, NX113095 Sgt. John Michael O'Riordan served with the 1st Papuan Infantry Battalion, Australian Army. He was killed in action in New Guinea on 25 November 1943. John's name is located on panel 76 of the Roll of Honour at the AWM. His name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on 2 June 2020 at 12:42am and on 2 August 2020 at 2:34am.
Another son is NX87133 Gunner James Clifton O'Riordan who served in the Army from February 1942 until December 1943, after which he transferred to the RAAF where he served as a Flight Sgt until October 1945